Ahead of National Volunteers’ Week, a hospice has thanked two Dagenham volunteers and the hundreds like them who support patients and families affected by life-limiting illnesses.

A Dagenham sixth former has won an essay writing competition with her deep dive into sociology.

Police have confirmed a man stabbed to death in Barking last Thursday was Abdulrahman Nassor Juma.

Saturday’s the day teddy bears had their picnic in a special event honouring the royal wedding.

Rogue landlords, look out! All London boroughs have signed up for an online database allowing residents to ‘name and shame’ dodgy property owners.

Barking and Dagenham Council today holds a minute’s silence to mark one year since the Manchester Arena attack.

A hospital trust has apologised to the family of a Dagenham grandmother whose painful death from bladder cancer the NHS watchdog ruled “avoidable”.

The number of pupils referred by their schools to Barking and Dagenham’s mental health trust has risen by over a third since 2014.

A former Dagenham and Redbridge footballer accused of gambling £16,000 using a card stolen from a pensioner has been acquitted.

A Dagenham schoolboy who overcame a life-threatening condition to excel in sport was honoured at an awards ceremony.

A paramedic from Barking has been honoured for saving the life of Britain’s youngest gunshot victim.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan today opened the door for community groups in Barking and Dagenham to bid for a share of £45 million fund for youth services.

Charges have been brought against two men from east London in connection with four burglaries in the Brentwood area.

A Barking man who was warned by police over cannabis possession and later fined after he was found with the drug “will be cautioned” if caught a third time, the council says.

A Barking schoolgirl has made a splash with her friends by winning a swimming lesson with double Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington.

Staff employed by outsourcing giant Serco in east London hospitals yesterday staged a protest at the company’s board meeting over pay.

Transport for London (TfL) today launches a children’s competition highlighting the women keeping the capital moving.

The ceiling of a bookkeepers in Marks Gate collapsed after animal urine began leaking from the flat upstairs, it has been claimed.

Fire crews have put out a blaze which began in a Dagenham bin lorry early this morning.

Firefighters have been battling a blaze on a bin lorry since the early hours of this morning.

Pedal power and pads feature in two sports schemes aiming at help adults on recovery programmes get their lives back on track.

A Met Police officer has been sacked after she was caught lying about her attendance at work.

Residents in Barking and Dagenham have helped hand a fly tipper a £150 fine.

Retirees in a Dagenham sheltered housing complex say a mentally unstable neighbour poses harm to herself and others unless she is moved to a suitable home.

A member of staff at Barking and Dagenham College received a Jack Petchey Award for her work providing extra-curricular activities for students.

A Dagenham man is among 13 people arrested this week during three traffic operations by Essex Police.

Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas visited pupils at Robert Clack to discuss a scheme preparing children from under-represented backgrounds for top UK universities.

A Barking man who died after suffering serious head injuries has been formally named.

Want to belt out hits from Queen, Bon Jovi and Madness in an epic gig in Dagenham?

A communications worker based in Dagenham and his colleagues from across the country completed the London Marathon for Saint Francis Hospice.


The festive season is a hectic time for many, with frenzied dashes to the shops for groceries and gifts, and parties to arrange and attend.

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